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on american soil the president comes out and addresses the nation that is in morning. an american-born man who pledged allegiance to isis gun down 50 people at a gay nightclub in orlando, florida this morning. this is the breaking news we are following tonight at 11. >> it is the deadliest mass shooting in the united states and the nations worst terror attack since 9/11. tonight we're learning more about the gunman. dianne gallagher reports.>> reporter: the man who carried out the worst mass shooting in american history wanted to be a police officer. in the short marriage to his ex- wife she says he became violent. >> when he would get in his temper he would express hate toward thing and everything at the moment when he was an emotional. he would turn totally different. >> reporter: they say early sunday morning he opened fire inside a nightclub. >> people started screaming and shots were ringing out. you know it is not a show anymore and you have to do what you have to do.>> reporter: some sent frantic messages for help. after several hours swatting officers took down a door.
officers shot mateen dead. he was a american living in florida. the fbi interviewed him twice for potential ties to extremist, but those investigations were close. during the shooting he called 911 to pledge allegiance to isis. something his neighbors find difficult to believe. families wait desperately to get any information on their loved ones. >> you cannot describe it. all the waiting, to find out if your son is okay. it is horrible. i don't wish this on anyone. >> this list will continue to get longer. this is the name of some of the victims. as of now six of the dead have been identified and their families have been notified of their loss. the victims range in age from 20 to 36 years old. we are learning a little bit
more about them. stanley mother called her come son -- son kind and family members are remembering another as caring. another attended college at the university of central florida and just came out to his family two years ago. >> the pain for those lost in the massacre has reached the castro. a candlelight vigil is taking place tonight. kate cagle has more from harvey milk plaza and how the community is reacting. >> reporter:@2:00 a.m. he was placing flowers on this corner. he was adding to a memorial for a friend who committed suicide when he heard the news. a shooting at a gay nightclub on the other side of the country. >> it is difficult. it is like, not again. >> reporter: he has been adding roses one by one ever sense. now many others are adding to
his work. eden stopped by the corner during her run from the sun site district. she went to college in orlando where she was president of the equal. >> my mom called me at 7:00 in the morning and she was screaming and crying and told me to call all my friends. >> i have the idea.>> reporter: pulse was a weekly spot for her. she knows the bartenders and bouncers. so far her friends are all alive. >> i had 152 of my friends across orlando that checked in as safe on facebook. i remember i wanted to make sure everyone was okay. >> reporter: with 100 people shot and half of them dead she is prepared for the fact that new -- more bad news could be on the way. as the names of the dead trickle out she is added them to a sign on this corner. >> there is no idea where
people have to hate each other.>> reporter: to her the massacre -- to him it reminds him of 1959 which led to greater rights for gays and lesbians. >> this will make us stronger. >> the safety of san francisco's pride parade came under question today. alecia read tells us police will step up patrols next weekend at head of the parade. >> reporter: authorities are stepping up patrols after the mass shooting in orlando left 50 people dead and dozens more injured. these murders plus the man arrested in santa monica who police say was on the way to the pride parade with weapons and explosives all come at a particularly concerning time. san francisco's pride celebration is june 25 and 26. police will get into specific security protocol, but just like with any large event,
patrols will be heightened for the pride parade. reporting in san francisco alecia read kron4 news. police in southern california may have stopped another massive attack on the lgbt community today. officers in santa monica arrested a heavily armed man who told them he was on his way to the gay pride parade in los angeles. he said he intended to cause harm. officers recovered three assault rifle is, ammunition and chemicals that could have been used to make an explosive. police say he drove down to southern california from indiana . authorities do not know if there is any connection between this arrest and the mass shooting at the gay nightclub in orlando. kron4 first told you about this news story through a push alert at 6:11 this morning. to stay connected on breaking lose -- news download our free mobile app. you can also get the
information on our website kron4.com. to the weather department and see how things look. >> a lot cooler around the bay area. we saw a little bit of that today. more of that on the way. maybe even below average as we head to the middle of the week. out the door we go, the fog is taking its way back into the bay. we are seen a couple patches of fog, but some gusty winds. it has been rather blustery around part of the bay area and temperatures are running in the 50s and 60s. it looks like out the door we will see some of that patchy fog along the coastline and the bay tomorrow. mostly sunny and a bit cooler tomorrow. even the slight chance of a light sprinkle toward the middle of the week. some of the winds are whipping around the bay area at 25 miles per hour. more of a seabreeze kicking and and that will bring cool error
throughout the bay area. still some snow in the high country. about 10,000 feet got 8 inches. we have some fog filling in on the coastline overnight and into early tomorrow. you getting up with some patchy fog and then lots of sunshine. temperatures in the 70s and 80s inland and 60s along the coastline. the next couple of days the temperatures will drop off. a slight chance of showers on thursday, warm sunshine makes a return i next weekend. coming up in about two minutes we will bring you a recap of the tragic events in florida. >> and what we have learned about the gunman.
out. here is what we learned about him. >> he has been identified as 29- year-old omar mateen a us citizen born in new york but his parents from afghanistan. >> he was not under surveillance but in 2014 they discovered he had ties to an american suicide bomber. >> authorities say he purchased two firearms within the last two weeks or so. we are also seen lots of vigils across the country in new york, texas everyone holding a moment of silence to remember the victims. >> and certainly everyone giving respect on social media. i know you have seen that as well. >> we have to stay vigilant you never go. that is the scary thing about this. it seemed like such a random act. it is disheartening. a wish we could end on a
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